Set the date on one remove server to the date of another remote server

env TERM="$(ssh SRC_SRV "date"):TERM" ssh -t DST_SRV 'TS=${TERM%:*}; TERM=${TERM##*:}; export TS; date ; sudo date -s "$TS"; date'
From a local node, retrieve the date from server A and set that time on server B. When ntpd is not an option and you need to get closest clock sync between two nodes Replace SRC_SRV with yout source server and DST_SRV with your destination server. You must have ssh access to both and sudo access to the the destination to set the date.
Sample Output
Wed Sep  6 15:10:17 UTC 2017
Wed Sep  6 15:03:43 UTC 2017
Wed Sep  6 15:03:43 UTC 2017

By: sector6
2017-09-06 15:28:26

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